The Book: Part 10, Pages 451-500

Welcome to Part Ten of the book ‘The Suffering and Celebration of Life in America’.

This are pages 451 through 500 of our book, and we offer it here for whatever you think it is worth. Hopefully, this gives your Monday a boost!

This section includes interviews with Gene Hoglan, possibly the greatest metal drummer of all time, and Dave Archer, a great artist who uses a million volt Tesla Coil as his paintbrush.  It also follows our journey to the beach, where we spent that last days of our trip and began a new life after this project was done. Happy Reading!

We offer the book and movie as an interactive PDF and a streaming video in a pay-what-you-can honor system model, or $25+shipping for the paperback, you can get it here: http://www.usaodd.com/?page_id=32.

The hosting, building and maintaining the website, the app that creates this flip book and paypal fees all cost money, not to mention the 5+ years we have invested in this project with our whole hearts and minds.  This project was an enormous undertaking, and we did it with no support, no grants, no credit cards, which made it an extremely challenging task. We had none of the comforts of home for more than a year!  We worked odd jobs, and slept sitting up in the front seat of our car quite often.

Why would we do this you ask?  We wanted to do whatever we could to make a difference, to provoke thought, and to give people their say.  We hope you enjoy reading our words and those of the people who gave us their time to help document true America.

Please support independent art and creative endeavors and throw us a token of your appreciation, think of it like tipping a waitress or a barista, and this is certainly more long lasting than an espresso!

Thank you for your support and your time.  Please enjoy our artistic expression.

 




SEATTLE – YOU WILL LEARN… How to quit your job, leave your life and travel the country for over a year with only $180.

How to quit your job, leave your life and travel the country for over a year with only $180…. Yes, you too can truly tune in, turn on, and drop out – pack up the house and everything you own, put the work on hold, and spend a year traveling the USA with no money, and no back up plan.

Shane and Amy Bugbee did just that they packed it all up, threw it in storage, took to the road, and found themselves in a magical land full of kind people, wise men, and surreal experiences, it was amazing, it was life changing, and it all really happened in that mystical land known as America.  Armed with a video camera and a laptop, their dog and turtle, the creative duo (with a long history of underground publishing and activism) produced more than 150 short videos and dozens of blogs under some very harsh conditions.

Join the couple as they discuss the experience, tell stories and show short videos from their travels. While on their journey they met with and interviewed people from all walks of life — Pig farmers and artists, to christian ministers, ranchers, revolutionaries and rock stars, about the topics that decent people don’t discuss in polite company – Politics, Art, Religion, and Revolution.

At the VERA Project presentation the Bugbees will be feature videos of Case Breaking West Memphis Three footage, some of which was used by Peter Jackson in his new film ‘West of Memphis’, renown photographer and artist Joel Peter Witkin, Ian MacKaye of Fugazi/Minor Threat, Mike IX of eyehategod and many others.  They will offer copies of their new book and movie ‘The Suffering and Celebration of Life in America’ for sale. This book and movie also marks a return of the notorious underground publisher Michael Hunt Publishing.

The Bugbee’s new book and movie that is called ‘The Suffering and Celebration of Life in America’, chronicles their year long road trip, tells about what drove them to such a drastic endeavor, and includes more than 40 interviews filling a 532 page book and an 80 minute movie featuring a variety of typical Americans that prove America is anything but typical.   It is available in paperback, an interactive PDF, and a limited edition hardcover with original art on each cover. Also, the book is being posted in a flip book form as 50 page segments every Monday on the book’s website:  http://www.usaodd.com/

Also joining The Bugbee’s at The VERA Project will be artist Dave Archer, who they met on the road and is featured in their book and movie. Star Trek artist and former beat Dave Archer, paints with a million volt Tesla Coil as his paintbrush and sang on the street with Janis Joplin when she was an unknown girl with a guitar in the early 1960s. See him do a live demonstration with a real Tesla Coil live. As part of their presentation, Shane and Amy will conduct a live interview with the road sage and master artist.

March 2, 2013 Doors at 7pm

The VERA PROJECT

305 Harrison St.

Seattle WA

• More about Shane and Amy Bugbee and their new book and movie: http://www.usaodd.com

• More on Dave Archer: http://www.davearcher.com/

• More about The VERA Project: http://theveraproject.org

• Call or Email Shane or Amy Bugbee 360-244-1662 or 365roadtrip@gmail.com

 

 

Our Table of Contents…

Hope this helps to clue folks into what is exactly in our book.

Title Page – Page 1

Photos/Table of Contents – Page 2 – 47

Letters of Discouragement – Page 48

Theodore Roosevelt Quote – Page 51

Dedication Page – Page 53

Introduction –  Page 54 – 55

The Plan – Page 57 – 59

Our Manifesto – Page 61

Our idea accepted, a deal is made. Car & costs covered the Adam Curry way!!! – Page  62

37 days away from our departure… – Page 70

Two See-Worthy Podcasts By: Leigh Hanlon – Page 72

Build A Fig Rig – Page 73

Was Our Sponsor, Adam Curry Replaced by Pod People??? – Page 74

Letters RE: Adam Curry’s silence – Page 75 – 78

Adam Curry Is A Douche Bag Dot Com – Page 79 – 84

DIE Adam Curry ROT Artwork by: Mike Diana – Page 85

The Willie Nelson Peace Research Institute – Page 86 – 88

You know why everyone hates you?” – Page 89

Meet the Beverly Hellbillies! – Page 90 – 93

Ely, MN & The Shunning – Page 94 – 98

He’s not a Satanist! – Page 99

AMY’S DIARY PT. 1 – Page 100

Minnesota to Los Angeles – Page 101 – 102

Goin’ Back to Ely – Page 103 – 105

AMY’S DIARY PT. 2 – Page 106

Damn I missed one… – Page 107

Your chickens will come home to roost, mark my words. – Page 108

Freedom Fries On My Mind… – Page 110 – 111

The big November 4th Kick Off – Page 112 – 113

I am feeling like I just entered Bizarro World‚ and this is only Day 1 – Page 114

AMY’S DIARY PT. 3 – Page 115

INTERVIEW: Martin Atkins (Artist/Musician) – Page 116 – 118

A RUN-IN WITH: Sid Yiddish (Artist/Poet) – Page 119

AMY’S DIARY PT. 4 – Page 120

INTERVIEW: Mike Diana (Artist/Cartoonist) – Page 121 – 123

AMY’S DIARY PT. 5 – Page 124

On the 8th Day… – Page 120

Gathering Information on Waukegan is Unwelcome… – Page 126 – 127

INTERVIEW: William H. McNeill (Professor/Historian) – Page 128

War Memorial, What Is It Good For? – Page 129

AMY’S DIARY PT. 6 – Page 130

You can kill a revolutionary but you can never kill the revolution – Page 131 – 132

INTERVIEW: Joe Murphy (Black Panther Fred Hampton’s neighbor) – Page 133 – 136

AMY’S DIARY PT. 7 – Page 137 – 139

Family The Other F Word – Page 140 – 141

INTERVIEW: Marie Tharp (Owner/Bait Shop) – Page 142 – 143

INTERVIEW: Dennis Dull (Landscaper) – Page 144 – 145

AMY’S DIARY PT. 8 – Page 146

The Cookie Job That Almost Wasn’t – Page 147 – 149

We have finally left the Chicago area – Page 150 – 151

Trade your wife? – Page 152

Kinkos somewhere in St. Louis – Page 154

AMY’S DIARY PT. 9 – Page 155

A RUN-IN WITH: Tim Smith (Artist/Screen printing) – Page 156

Graceland – Page 157

WM3/WEST MEMPHIS THREE PART 1 – Page 158 – 159

INTERVIEW: Bruce Sinofsky & Joe Berlinger (Documentary Filmmakers) – Page 160 -162

INTERVIEW: Jason Hughes (Screen printer/T-shirt salesman) – Page 163 – 166

INTERVIEW: Mara Leveritt (Writer/Author) – Page 167 – 169

INTERVIEW: Mark Byers (Father of WM3 victim) – Page 170 – 172

WM3/WEST MEMPHIS THREE PART 2  - Page 174 – 179

AMY’S DIARY PT. 10 – Page 180

INTERVIEW: John G. Peeler (Ex-C.I.A. Hit Man) – Page 181 – 182

AMY’S DIARY PT. 11 – Page 183

Cookie Dreams and The Grandma Hammer – Page 184 – 185

Female Housekeeper Needed by Nudist – Page 186

AMY’S DIARY PT. 12 – Page 187

CAUGHT ON CHAT/WE TALK SMACK… The Nudist – Page 188 – 189

INTERVIEW: Jeff Gaither (Artist) – Page 190 – 191

CAUGHT ON CHAT/WE TALK SMACK… Khristina D. Smith – Page 192 – 195

Happy New Year 2008 has Risen – Page 196

AMY’S DIARY PT. 13 – Page 197

SUBJECT RESPONSE: Joe Hiles – Page 198

INTERVIEW: Joe Hiles (Serial Killer website owner) – Page 199

INTERVIEW: Dale Hiles (Grandfather/Father of Joe & David Hiles) – Page 200

INTERVIEW: David Hiles (Ex-KKK Member & father to Joe Hiles) – Page 201 – 203

INTERVIEW: Edwin Kagin (Lawyer/American Atheists) – Page 204 – 206

R.I.P. Helen Kagin – Page 207

INTERVIEW: Mark Looy (Co-founder/Creation Museum) – Page 208 – 209

INTERVIEW: Dr. David Menton (Scientist/Creation Museum) – Page 210 – 212

Husband For Rent – Page 214 – 215

SUBJECT RESPONSE: Marceline Atkins – Page 216 – 217

INTERVIEW: Old Chism (Side of the road salesman) – Page 218 – 219

INTERVIEW: Derrick Perkins (Owner of the General Lee) – Page 220

INTERVIEW: James Frye (Pigfarmer) – Page 221 – 223

SUBJECT RESPONSE: Tommy & Tammy Lanham – Page 224 – 225

INTERVIEW: Tommy & Tammy Lanham (Christian Minister & Photographer) – Page 226 – 228

An Uninvited Guest – Page 229

INTERVIEW: Junior Woods (Asst. Manager of the original KFC) – Page 230 – 231

INTERVIEW: Julie Jay (Abused dog care/ASPCA) – Page 232

Dukes of Hazzard & Hellraiser Homemakers – Page 234 – 235

SUBJECT RESPONSE: Brandon D – Page 236

INTERVIEW: Brandon D Interview (Artist) – Page 237 – 238

The Human Race Ain’t So Bad – Page 239

A RUN-IN WITH: Sean Herman (Tattoo Artist) – Page 240

24 Hour Kinkos, Montgomery, AL — No sleep ’til Mobile! – Page 241

A RUN-IN WITH: Powell Hamlin (Dew Drop Inn owner) – Page 242

AMY’S DIARY PT. 14 – Page 243

The only ones for me are the mad ones‚ By Jillian Hayes – Page 244 – 245

CAUGHT ON CHAT/WE TALK SMACK… JILLIAN AND FAMILY – Page 246 – 250

A RUN-IN WITH: Diamondhead resident (Beer Drinker/Hellraiser) – Page 251

AMY’S DIARY PT. 15 – Page 252 – 253

INTERVIEW: Mr. Chris, Belle, and Jillian (Katrina survivors) – Page 254 – 257

We hit the 90 Day mark — At Mardi Gras! – Page 258

AMY’S DIARY PT. 16 – Page 259

INTERVIEW: John Sinclair (Poet/Revolutionary) – Page 260 – 264

Kernis: Gumbo Champion – Page 266

INTERVIEW: Kernis Louviere (Gumbo Champ/Chef) – Page 267 – 268

The future is corporate. – Page 269

AMY’S DIARY PT. 17 – Page 270

A RUN-IN WITH: Brooks Hamaker (Rum/Beer Maker) – Page 271

INTERVIEW: Mike & Michelle Williams & Collin Yeo (Artists & Musicians) – Page 272 – 274

INTERVIEW: Steve What Style (Artist & Illustrator) – Page 275 – 276

INTERVIEW: Annette LaRue (Tattoo Artist) – Page 277 – 278

Born On The Bayou? New Orleans: Day 104 – Page 277 – 278

AMY’S DIARY PT. 18 – Page 280

INTERVIEW: Rex Dingler (Artist, Painter, Illustrator, Poet) – Page 281 – 282

INTERVIEW: James Michalopoulos (Artist, Painter) – Page 283 – 284

INTERVIEW: Pat Jolly (Artist, Photographer) – Page 285 – 286

CAUGHT ON CHAT/WE TALK SMACK… PAT AND FAMILY – Page 287 – 290

SUBJECT RESPONSE: Ugly Shyla – Page 291

INTERVIEW: Ugly Shyla (Artist, Doll, Jewelry Maker) – Page 292 – 293

AMY’S DIARY PT. 19 – Page 294

DAY 120 – AUSTIN, TX – Page 295

INTERVIEW: Scott Horton (Radio Host, Social Commentator) – Page 296 – 297

INTERVIEW: Caleb “Shooter” Schaber (Artist, Writer, Social Commentator) – Page 298 – 303

Combat Photojournalist Suicide: The Price of Conflict is Too High by: Tim King  - Page 304 – 305

INTERVIEW: Averse Sefira (Black Metal Band, Artists) – Page 306 – 309

AMY’S DIARY PT. 20 – Page 310 – 311

WM3/WEST MEMPHIS THREE PART 3 – Page 312

A RUN-IN WITH: Michale Graves – Page 313

Staying Afloat – Page 314

CAUGHT ON CHAT/WE TALK SMACK… Charles Roberts – Page 315 – 319

AMY’S DIARY PT. 21 – Page 320

We spent all day playing with Crowley’s original writings – Page 321

INTERVIEW: Bishop Tau Marie Interview – Page 322 – 323

Barbara Bush was actually the daughter of Aleister Crowley. –  Page 324 – 325

Oh Austin, I Barely Knew Ye – Page 326

INTERVIEW: Rodrigo & Kalisa Neely (Radio Host, Blogger) – Page 327 – 328

Journalism By: Rodrigo Neely – Page 329

Spring in TX – Page 330

INTERVIEW: Tim Edwards (Cattle Rancher) – Page 331 – 332

INTERVIEW: Stephen Fleming (Artist, Painter, Writer) – Page 333 – 335

The Strangest Job Of All – Page 336 – 337

INTERVIEW: Pedro Ruiz (Salsa Maker) – Page 338 – 339

SUBJECT RESPONSE: Steven Johnson Leyba – Page 340 – 341

INTERVIEW: Steven Leyba (Artist, Painter, Writer) – Page 342 – 344

INTERVIEW: Timothy Wyllie (Artist, Painter, Writer) – Page 345 – 347

INTERVIEW: Joel Peter Witkin (Artist, Photographer) – Page 348 – 351

Rick and Rhi met up with us at a fast food restaurant – Page 352

SUBJECT RESPONSE: Rick and Rhi Denissen – Page 353

INTERVIEW: Rick and Rhi Denissen (Electrician, Graphic Designer) – Page 354 – 355

Haven’t heard of The Longest Walk? – Page 356

INTERVIEW: Dennis Banks (Leader, Teacher) – Page 357 – 358

INTERVIEW: Andrew Benally (Activist) – Page 359 – 360

AMY’S DIARY PT. 22 – Page 361

INTERVIEW: Grant Mitchell (Horse Whisperer, Rancher) – Page 363 – 364

AMY’S DIARY PT. 23 – Page 365

Surprise at Surprise Valley Ranch – Page 366 – 368

AMY’S DIARY PT. 24 – Page 370 – 371

ALL IS LOST – ALL SOLD OFF – Page 372 – 373

AMY’S DIARY PT. 25 – Page 374

INTERVIEW: Ryen McPherson (Artist, Filmmaker) – Page 375 – 377

AMY’S DIARY PT. 26 – Page 378 – 379

Almost Halfway – Page 380

INTERVIEW: Heather Veitch (Christian Minister, Ex-Stripper) – Page 381 – 383

INTERVIEW: Szandora LaVey (Satanic Priestess, Burlesque Dancer) – Page 384 – 387

AMY’S DIARY PT. 27 – Page 388 – 389

R.I.P. MOM – DAD – COUNTRY – Page 390 – 392

INTERVIEW: Ron Freytes (Security Guard) – Page 394 – 395

What we did on Mother’s Day… – Page 396 – 397
(we lost everything and mother lit the match)

AMY’S DIARY PT. 28 – Page 398

The Dejected Ducks – Page 399

SUBJECT RESPONSE: Shane Ryan – Page 400 – 401

INTERVIEW: Shane Ryan (Filmmaker) – Page 402 – 406

The house was perched on Okinawa avenue – Page 407 – 409

SUBJECT RESPONSE: Matthew and Amanda Rodgers – Page 410 – 412

CAUGHT ON CHAT/WE TALK SMACK… AMANDA & MATT – Page 413 – 416

It seems like 90% of the folks we stay with bring up travel journals – Page 417

INTERVIEW: Maria Roddy (Librarian) – Page 418 – 419

Stayin’ in SF – Page 420

SUBJECT RESPONSE: Nathan Brinlee and Sarah Kandinko, – Page 421

A RUN-IN WITH: Sarah Kandinko and Nathan Brinlee – Page 422 –  423

What is an Anarchist? – Page 424 – 427

INTERVIEW: Bob Madigan (Artist, Musician) – Page 428 – 430

INTERVIEW: Mykee Ramen (Artist, Musician) – Page 431 – 433

INTERVIEW: Craig Newmark  (Engineer) – Page 434 – 436

INTERVIEW: Andre Hensley (Pastor) – Page 438 – 440

AMY’S DIARY PT. 29 – Page 441

The Possession Of Jeff Becerra – Page  442 – 446

INTERVIEW: Jeff Becerra (Musician) – Page 447 – 450

Heavy Metal Legend Falls Ill – Page 451

To Trust Or Not To Trust, that is the question? – Page 452 – 453

SUBJECT STUDY: Dave Archer – Page 454 – 456

INTERVIEW: Dave Archer (Artist, Painter, Writer) – Page 457 – 458

INTERVIEW: Gene Hoglan (Drummer) – Page 459 – 460

AMY’S DIARY PT. 30 – Page 462

Plunderathon 2008 – Page 463

INTERVIEW: Lonnie D. Wages (Musician) – Page 464 – 465

Val in Vancouver – Page 466 – 467

1976 Chevy Motorhome Runs Great – Page 468

A RUN-IN WITH: Dr. Nice – Page 470

CAUGHT ON CHAT/WE TALK SMACK… LISA THE STRIPPER – Page 471 – 473

Let’s Talk Devil Worship – A Final Letter To Family. – Page 474 – 479

We Shed Our Skin In Portland – Page 480

AMY’S DIARY PT. 31 – Page 484 – 486

The BEST 4th of July EVER! – Page 487

AMY’S DIARY PT. 32 – Page 488

RV Living and Getting Out Of The Twilight Zone – Page 489

AMY’S DIARY PT. 33 – Page 490

The Kindness of Strangers and the Strangeness of Friends – Page 491

AMY’S DIARY PT. 34 – Page 492 – 493

Wow, Ten Months on the road! – Page 494

AMY’S DIARY PT. 35 – Page 495

Shane & Amy’s RNC/DNC coverage – Page 496 – 497

On the Long Beach Peninsula preparing to finish the trip  - Page 498

AMY’S DIARY PT. 36 – Page 499

The Straight Talk To Hell Express – Page 500 – 501

AMY’S DIARY PT. 37 – Page 502 – 503

Are you an American Citizen? – Page 504 – 505

Election Night 2008 – Page 506 – 507

Ian MacKaye for President  - Page 508

INTERVIEW: Ian MacKaye (Musician) – Page  509 – 521

AMY’S DIARY PT. 38 – Page 522

Safely back in the RV on the seashore with the dog and turtle  - Page 523 – 525

The RV is Gone  - Page 526

AMY’S DIARY PT. 39 – Page 527

The Tramp – Page 528